Friday, December 6, 2019
Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). The call has been issued. The harvest is ready. Some Muslims are even searching for the truth. There is an air of expectation.
At the same time, I feel like the Lord is taking hold of the Church, shaking her and saying: Wake up, Church! You have a mission to carry out among Muslims, and you seem to be asleep. You need to rethink your responsibility toward Muslims. You need to reconsider your prayer life and your intercession for them. I am ready to do something unheard of, but you have a role to play… wake up!
Glorious Father, give the Church the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that she may know you better. 1.18 NIV Ephesians 1.May the eyes of her heart be enlightened so that she may know the hope to which you have called her (Ephesians 1:17-18).
May she take to heart the responsibility you entrusted to her to go to the whole world and preach the Gospel to all people (Mark 16:15). Give her love for Muslims. Help her know your purpose and will for them—that you so loved them that you gave your only Son to die for them. You do not want them to perish without Christ.
May she hear your voice saying, “wake up, wake up… put on your strength… put on your splendid garments!” (Isaiah 52:1).
Help the Church be willing to pay the price in prayer, fasting, giving and going! The harvest is white and ready to be gathered in.
Blessed be your holy name from everlasting to everlasting, O God, the only true God. By your Spirit I pray, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Don’t say you are too young, for you must go to everyone to whom I send you and say whatever I tell you. Don’t be afraid of the people, for I am with you and will protect you (Jeremiah 1:7-8, SAB).